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Originally posted by Paranoid Pain
well, i dont think they will EVER come out of the closet! they will do whatever they can to get out of it! why would they? they would just be releasing that they were telling lies!!!
BTW welcome to ats
Originally posted by whaaa
Contrary to popular belief the US government isn't stupid. Countless taxpayer dollars have ben spent with thinktanks exploring every facet of American culture. Disclosure of UFOs, according to the Rand Corp. would result in societal breakdown, choas and confusion. People wouldn't go to work, odd cults would spring up like mushrooms, Control would be very hard to maintain and the economic structure would suffer. In other words: You Can't Handle the Truth!! I think their are professional debunkers, paid by the Govt. on forums like this to difuse, deflect, ridicule the folks that may get to close to the truth. Disinformation has been developed into a fine art. Some of the most seemingly ardent UFO supporters here are probably disinformation agents. Just a guess.
Originally posted by Serum39
Who is to say that disclosure will come from OUR government? Hasn't anyone considered the possibility of ANOTHER nation coming forth with proof? THIS EVENT alone could put our government into quite a bind.
If I was a nation with such proof and wanted to stick to the US of A, this would be a very good way to do it. It would paint a very shady picture of our government as a unit of mistrust and dare i say... CONSPIRACY!!!
Imagine- "aliens are real and your government has been lying to you all along..." At this point, couldn’t they just start making up ANYTHING about our gov.??
Seriously, suspend reality for a moment. Imagine you just woke up tomorrow morning to news reports on every channel claiming "Mexico or India or Russia" have just announced to the world aliens are real and they somehow prove it. How would you feel?? Now imagine your president Bush waking up to this same news.... after he sat there starring into the floor for 7 minutes... what do you think he'd do?
Originally posted by howmuchisthedoggy
I feel that disclosure is already ongoing.
I have a theory that during the early 80's, the governments of the world had decided to disclose all their dealings with aliens and UFO's. This was evident in the amount of references made to extraterrestrials in both tv shows and movies.
Everything from ET to Close Encounters, UFO's on Benson to ChiPs and shows such as Starman and American Hero gradually brought the idea of the existence of aliens amongs us more into the public conciousness. We now could watch friendly little aliens here to make friends with us and get used to the idea that people were being abducted on an ongoing basis.
However, the tone of things turned dark, very suddenly. We had V, the X-files and hosts of other shows which set out to show us aliens were here and werent't particulary friendly.
The setup is almost complete I feel, with more mainstream media outlets joining in on the fray. If a Flying Saucer had landed on the lawn of the White House in the 80's it might have caused wide spread panic.
However, nowadays, we are so conditioned and used to the idea that if the disclosure ever took place, a lot of people would jump up and start shouting "I knew it! I knew it! Didn't I tell you it was true?"
Originally posted by bannonyoung
I really don't think the government cares enough to condition us and get us use to the idea. What would they even lose if they didn't and aliens did come? They don't have anything to gain from doing that.
Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
So you are basically suggesting the government has been conditioning us to get used to the idea of aliens through media. I just dont think that would be very efficient, the government would have to let the people who made these movies and shows in on things and the second most of these networks and directors got the news I bet it would be spread fast.